Great American Authors
Great American Authors introduces readers to great American poets, novelists, and essayists and their contributions to literature. Each book covers a significant author's life in an engaging narrative, including key events, influences, and what inspired the author to write. The author's key works are explored, including details about the works and their significance. Each book includes prompts and activities that directly engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core State Standards.
Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.
Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 4 - Grade 8|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|BISACS||JNF007030, JNF063000, JNF011000|
|Number of Pages||48|
|ISBN||9781617837142, 9781617837647, 9781624010187|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Paperbacks, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color illustrations, 1-color illustrations|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Core Library Connection
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Great American Authors – Library Media Connection
With the huge push on the Common Core and narrative nonfiction, this new series has included deductive reasoning questions within the text. . . . This series may be part of the push for Common Core materials to support a different way of thinking. The series offers possibilities for text features, primary sources, and further research within a library or classroom setting.
Great American Authors – School Library Journal
These books, with their accessible texts, plethora of illustrations, and “pause and reflect” sidebars, should make solid additions to any middle school collections. They will serve those looking for biographical material and literary analysis of these author’s best-known works. A great feature is the “straight to the source” pages, which offer poems or passages from a piece of writing by the featured author and then ask readers to consider its big ideas. Other analytical questions are posed at the end of the books, and each one has useful, student-friendly back matter.